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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 17, 2013 2:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early 70's Jam ('Dancing' Dick's 8, 'Dark Star' Dick's 2)

For a Tighten Up jam for the ages> http://archive.org/details/gd_nrps70-06-24.aud.pcrp5.23062.sbeok.flacf

You would specifically be looking at track 39. Joyous, transcendent music. Of course, you do yourself a disservice if you don't (at a minimum) begin at track 32.

If you have never listened to this prepare yourself. You may fall in love.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Feb 18, 2013 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early 70's Jam ('Dancing' Dick's 8, 'Dark Star' Dick's 2)

Thank you. I started on track 32 as you suggested. I really do like the bouncy pre-retirement NFAs a lot more. And the way this one segues into Easy Wind is gorgeous.

But now I have a question. To my ears, the Sugar Mag is completely unique. It's almost got a Caribbean riff going. Definitely not what I'm used to. Is this just because it was sort of the beginning of this song's life and they really hadn't figured it out yet? Just curious I am. And you seem to be a 6/24/70 expert. :)

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 18, 2013 6:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early 70's Jam ('Dancing' Dick's 8, 'Dark Star' Dick's 2)

You got it - this is only the second live Sugar Mag we have (the first was on 6/7/70, which you should check out). It had a very different feeling when it started out.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 18, 2013 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early 70's Jam ('Dancing' Dick's 8, 'Dark Star' Dick's 2)

Agree that it's unique - it feels like a total misfit in that Dark Star sandwich. The track is also cut kind of weird - Sugar Mags doesn't really start until a good 45 secs into the track, and although Garcia keeps hammering the chord, Weir doesn't catch up for a while. It doesn't work for me....